Ideas mooted for city park

Bringing the bandstand back to life, a prominent statue and even filling it with shark-infested waters to tackle anti-social behaviour are just some of the ideas mooted for a popular city centre park.

Bringing the bandstand back to life, a prominent statue and even filling it with shark-infested waters to tackle anti-social behaviour - just some of the ideas mooted for a popular city centre park.

As part of the summer-long Norwich Contemporary Arts Festival, a group of artists from London are quizzing shoppers about improve-ments they would like to see in Chapelfield Gardens.

The group, known as The People Speak, will then run a competition for the best ideas, the winner of which will be passed on to Norwich City Council.

The aim of the project is to encourage democracy and freedom of expression.

After a series of canvassing events, the findings will be shown on film at the gardens at 4pm on July 7 where shoppers will get to vote for their favourite ideas.

Saul Albert, of The People Speak, said: "We have had a whole host of ideas from the people of Norwich about what they would like to do with the gardens, from putting in a large statue of the Buddha to building a bridge over the whole park."

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